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Yeovil Town 1-1 Bournemouth

Ryan Frazer (right) turns away after scoring form Bournemouth

Bournemouth's play-off hopes took a hit when their five-game winning run came to an end with a draw at relegation-threatened Yeovil.

Kieffer Moore gave the home side a half-time lead with an unstoppable volley from the edge of the box.

Ryan Fraser levelled after the break when a Byron Webster clearance cannoned off him and looped into the net.

With four games to go, Bournemouth are two points off the play-offs, while Yeovil are five points from safety.

Cherries winger Matt Ritchie scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes against Reading on Tuesday, and should have notched another early opener on two minutes but blazed Lewis Grabban's cross over the bar.

However, Yeovil nearly snatched the lead when Joe Edwards evaded Ian Harte and pulled the back to James Hayter, but the ex-Bournemouth striker wasted the chance.

The visitors did not heed the warning and fell behind when a seemingly routine free-kick into the Cherries box by Jamie McAllister was headed clear but fell to Moore 20 yards out and the youngster rifled an unstoppable volley into the top corner.

Bournemouth responded well and ended the first half strongly with the lively Grabban spurning two good chances.

The Cherries thought they should have had a penalty just after the break when Webster appeared to handle in the area. Moments later they drew level when the same player attempted to clear from inside his own box but the ball ballooned off Fraser and sailed over Marek Stech and into the net.

Yeovil responded well to the setback as Moore dragged a shot narrowly wide and then Manchester United loanee Tom Lawrence weaved his way into the box, but his curling shot crept wide.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

Gary Johnson

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Post-match: Yeovil boss Johnson

"We are gutted because of the way they got the equaliser, but I've got to be happy that our lads have got their mojo back.

"We played good football and defended well against a team that were looking to win to keep their play-off hopes alive. Their hopes are still alive, but so are ours.

"I can at least go home happy that my team looked like a Championship team today."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

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Eddie Howe: Bournemouth boss on Yeovil draw

"We lacked our usual zip and sharpness and that's what has held us back.

"We had some good play and created a couple of good chances where we should have done better, so we're slightly disappointed.

"Our goal was unusual to say the least, the defender tried to clear it and it just hit Ryan Fraser, but sometimes you get rewarded for your hard work."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllisterBooked at 86mins
  • 8Palazuelos
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 11Lawrence
  • 4Edwards
  • 9HayterSubstituted forHoskinsat 90+1'minutes
  • 13Moore
  • 19Ralls

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 21Davis
  • 23Grant
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2FrancisBooked at 62mins
  • 14HarteSubstituted forSmithat 57'minutes
  • 32O'Kane
  • 5Elphick
  • 3CookBooked at 71mins
  • 30Ritchie
  • 4Surman
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 9GrabbanSubstituted forPitmanat 68'minutes
  • 20FraserSubstituted forRantieat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 15Smith
  • 16MacDonald
  • 22Ward
  • 28Rantie
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
6,931

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Bournemouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Bournemouth 1.

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces James Hayter.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Yeovil Town. Ruben Palazuelos tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Ralls following a set piece situation.

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Ryan Fraser.

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Booking

Steve Cook (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Lewis Grabban.

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4127863589
2Burnley42231453183
3Derby42229112775
4QPR422110111573
5Wigan411910121467
6Brighton421713121264
7Ipswich42171312864
8Reading411712121363
9Bournemouth42171114162
10Blackburn42151512360
11Nottm Forest42141711459
12Middlesbrough421416121058
13Watford411415121657
14Bolton42131514-254
15Sheff Wed42121416050
16Leeds4214820-950
17Huddersfield42121020-946
18Birmingham41111020-1043
19Doncaster42111021-2643
20Blackpool42101220-2642
21Charlton40101119-2341
22Millwall4291320-3040
23Yeovil4281222-2536
24Barnsley4181221-2936
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